Lisa Wadeson MBACP Reg
You may be considering therapy because you are struggling with a situation or relationship that you feel you cannot manage? Or you could feel that you are repeating patterns that don’t work for you. Perhaps you feel angry, sad or stuck but can’t identify the cause. Anxiety and stress may be getting in the way.
I am a fully qualified, kind and approachable psychotherapist and counsellor and I offer a warm, confidential environment where I work with consideration and clarity. I believe that therapy can offer a unique environment where we can nurture our innate capacity to grow, make changes for ourselves and feel more in charge of our lives.
I work sensitively and intelligently in alliance with you, to support you to explore and understand your feelings and attitudes, allow you time and space to reflect, and ultimately help you find your own responses and solutions to support your well being.
Taking the first step to get support can feel frightening and overwhelming. There is no right place to start; we begin wherever you find yourself. Our sessions go beyond every day conversation; I will listen carefully and with empathy to your story. We may decide to explore aspects of earlier times in your life to identify patterns that helped you manage or keep our attention in the present. However we proceed it will be in collaboration.
Living a full and satisfying life can encompass many challenges. These can sometimes lead to stress and anxiety, depression and leave us unable to connect with ourselves or others.
I’m a Northerner who settled “down South’ many years ago and I understand the struggles associated with life changes. I am a partner, a mother of teenagers, a working woman balancing commitments, a friend and a colleague.
I offer compassionate professional support to help you navigate whatever is troubling you. I came to this work through my own experience of therapy and I bring integrity, creativity and flexibility to the process.
As part of belonging to a wider community I have worked for a charity for the past 7 years supporting vulnerable and oppressed groups, to offer an opportunity to those would not normally be able to access psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have spent six years post graduate training at Spectrum in London, one of the largest and most established centres for Humanistic Psychotherapy in Europe.
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (Oxford Cambridge & RSA)
- One-year Course in Psychotherapy
- One-year Continuation course
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy
- Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Sexuality courses
- Childhood Sexual Abuse: Occurrence And Prevention
- Professional Seminar Series
- Anger in the therapy room
- Developing Clinical Skills
- Relationship Making
- Brief therapy
- COSRT Crossing the Line workshop
- TA 101 (Oxford University)
- Certificate in online and telephone counselling and therapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The list above is not exclusive, I work with transitions and life changes such as moving location or jobs, moving to university or college ,becoming a parent, challenges around parenting, "empty nest syndrome', menopause and looking after elderly parents.
Many of these life events can bring about many feelings and thoughts which can be hard to understand and negotiate.
I charge £85-£90 in London and £70 in Oxford per fifty minute session.
The same rates apply to the initial session and online.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy www.BACP.org
I hold the BACP certificate of Proficiency and am on the BACP register,
I am in on-going professional supervision and I regularly undertake courses for professional development.
In addition to private practice, I have been involved in a local charity where I have provided counselling and psychotherapy for the last six years.
I work from comfortable and discreet surroundings in City of London.
I also work in Oxford. There is ample free parking and a nearby bus route.